As a westerner in India, I am always charmed and surprised at how easily just about every one can sleep in the most public and what appears to me, uncomfortable positions and situations. If you’re new to India, it will take some time before you realize that privacy is not a concept practiced or celebrated in India which must have a lot to do with this. These fascinating “sleepers” have been the subjects of numerous photographs that I have shot over the years in India. Once while on a “shoot” I was photographing poor, homeless, pavement “sleepers.” A young man began to follow me, insisting that I shouldn’t take such photographs. I politely answered him and continued in my pursuit. I don’t like being told what I shouldn’t do but I have often thought of him.